Let us begin by thank you for purchasing this product. It is an all-in-one automation tool, that allows Network Engineers to be more affective in deploying and identify topologies. With the Netool’s “Switch Discovery” mode, engineers will be able to capture discovery protocols and view them, in an easy to ready and to share format. Along with Netool’s “capture to PCAP” mode, which allows engineers to capture PCAP files and share them in many ways. Engineers will be able to save and deploy configurations as well as protect configuration with assigned passwords. With Netool’s “Switch Configuration”, engineers will be able to deploy full topologies rapidly, effectively, and securely. In all Netool is designed to facilitate network engineering.
Once device is on, and the application is installed, look for “netoolLite-XXXXXX” SSID on your device, where XXXXXX is your netool.io Lite serial number.
Once connected to the SSID, start application. You are connected to the netool.io Lite. Tap on the icon on the left-bottom corner, to see the list of available netool.io Lite.
Another way to connect is through Bluetooth.
Simply start netool.io Lite device and start the application. If the device, in which the App is installed, has Bluetooth capabilities, open the application and tap the bottom left-hand corner icon and under Bluetooth, the netool.io Lite is now available to be selected.
This will allow to switch from light to dark modes.
All of the saved tags are available here manually save and auto-saved (see toggle settings for auto-save).
Discovery Packet Detail View
This will give a more detail description of the received packet.
Spanning-Tree Packet Detail View
This will show a detail view of the incoming spanning-tree packet.
All of the ARP entries can be viewed here.
Here is where the netoolLite is set up to detect a variety of Discovery Protocols and growing, along with Spanning-tree detection, Tagged VLAN discovery, LACP discovery, and ARP Scan activation are all set in here.
The SSID and password can be changed in this menu.
In this tab, a netool's Mac Address and IP can be set and Tagged VLAN can be applied. Also, Simple Router mode and Management over LAN can be turned OFF. Here is also where the netool sets its 802.1X credentials.
Here the netool.io Lite can upload all of the saved tags to be reviewed later on netool.cloud.
This is where you can find timeout and timer adjusters for the following:
Auto-save to tag timeout for port and DHCP detection.
Tagged VLAN id scanning duration. This the amount of time your netool.io Lite will packet sniff for 802.1Q (VLAN) packets.
LACP scanning duration. This the amount of time your netool.io Lite will packet sniff LACP packets.
STP (Spanning-Tree) scanning duration. This the amount of time your netool.io Lite will packet sniff STP packets.
EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) scanning duration. This the amount of time your netool.io Lite will packet sniff EAP packets.
Network Time Protocol
Here the netool.io Lite's NTP server can be set along with its time configuration.
This is where all the available netool.io Lites are available to connect to, either by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Different discoveries can be set here like Tagged VLAN discovery, LACP discovery, Spanning Tree discovery, ARP Scan, and EAP
Tagged VLAN discovery: This will enable the discovery of Tagged VLANs. This is done by packet sniffing the LAN interface of the netool.io Lite for 802.1Q traffic. If 802.1Q traffic is not detected from a given VLAN then the VLAN id will not be shown.
LACP discovery: This will enable the discovery of Link Aggregation Control Protocol.
Spanning Tree discovery (STP): This will enable the discovery of Spanning Tree packets. This is done by packet sniffing for STP packets on the LAN interface of your netool.io Pro2. If a STP packet is found then the netool.io Pro2 will decode the packet and show that it has been found on the main menu of the netool.io Pro2 app. You can also tap ether on the STP icon on the front menu or tap on the STP details menu in the settings menu to get the decoded detail output from this packet.
With “Check for updates automatically” enabled in the toggle settings menu (see toggle settings menu section of this manual) your netool.io Lite will reach out and check the netool.io update server to see if there is a new version of the netool.io Lite firmware available for flashing.
If there is an firmware update available, a orange update icon will appear at the top right corner of the main menu. You can also check for updates in the setting (Sprocket Icon) > Updates menu.
When a firmware update is available you can apply the update by going to the (Sprocket Icon) > Updates menu and tapping on the “Update Now” button. This will start the update process and the Blue system light will start flashing randomly. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR NETOOL until the netool.io Lite completely reboots. The blue light will be solid when the netool.io Lite reboots.